ALTON I. SUTNICK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In medical center and community hospital alike, foreign house officers have been assuming an increasing role in recent years. In 1966 to 1967, 14,735 foreign medical graduates were in training programs in the United States (1), and they are now responsible for 35% of the patient care in our hospitals. Dacso, Antler, and Rusk (2) in this issue of the ANNALS point out that the performance and accomplishments of the foreign medical graduate are proportional to both his adaptation to life in the United States and his fluency in the English language. To foreign resident physicians unfamiliar with the American
SUTNICK AI. The Trainee from Abroad. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1127–1128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1127
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1127-1128.
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